Easy Meatball Marinara Recipe

An easy pork meatball marinara recipe, this delicious meatball dish is perfect for weeknight meals.

Easy Meatball Marinara Recipe

Easy Pork Meatball Marinara

In a Medium Bowl, mix bread crumbs with egg. Then add garlic, italian seasoning, parmesan, salt & pepper, olive oil and pork. Mix together and then form into meatballs that are about 1 1/2 inch.

Easy Pork Meatball Marinara

Add onion, remaining garlic, and remaining Italian Seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened. Stir in crushed tomatoes, sugar, and ½ cup water. Season with salt and pepper.

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Pork Meatball Marinara with Linguine Pasta Recipe

Pork Meatball Marinara With Linguine Pasta Recipe

2-3 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated into a powder
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Homemade Sauce

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 13.76 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp granulated white sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • pasta of your choice or eat it as a meatball marinara sub

NOTE: I used linguine pasta

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and egg together. Add pork, garlic, Italian Seasoning, Parmesan, parsley, salt, olive oil and pepper. Mix until combined, then form into about 8 1½-inch meatballs.
  2. heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 6-8 minutes (they’ll finish cooking later). Turn off heat; remove from pan and set aside. Wipe out pan.
  3. Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and remaining Italian Seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, 4-5 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, ½ tsp sugar, pinch of pepper flakes and ½ cup water. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Return meatballs to pan with sauce; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring and spooning sauce over meatballs, until sauce has thickened and meatballs are cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Taste and season with salt, pepper, and more sugar if you prefer a sweeter sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and enjoy with a pasta of your choice or as a meatball marinara.

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